9 am - 12 pm on March 17th, 2022

Open to a limited number of researchers interested in learning more about commercial

crop production and on-farm issues, straight from the farmer!

Event agenda can be found here.

Video Recordings of the 2 Farmer Panel Sessions

Introduction & Session #1

Session #2


Hannah Konschuh

Wheatland County, AB

Hannah is a grain farmer, operating Generation Land & Grain Co. Ltd. near Cluny Alberta, growing wheat, canola, barley, and yellow peas. She completed a B.Sc in Agriculture and a M.Sc. in Soil Science from the University of Saskatchewan, and went on to work in a number of research and policy roles prior to joining her family farm.

Hannah is a past director with the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and has served in various other leadership roles within the agriculture sector. Hannah continues to serve as a committee member with the Wheatland and Area Surface Rights Society. Lastly, Hannah co-hosts a podcast called The Diversity Imperative that seeks to have rich and candid conversations about the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the agriculture sector.

Jesse Meyer

Central Peace, AB

Jesse, together with his Family, own and operate “Leo Meyer Grain Production Ltd”  in the Peace River Region of Alberta, in the North West Part of the Province. The farm is located 45 minutes north of Grande Prairie, Alberta. The farm grows a variety of different crops including canola, field peas, spring wheat and oats. Our farm also grows a significant amount of winter cereals including winter wheat, fall rye, and triticale.

D'Arcy Hilgartner

Camorse, AB

D’Arcy is part of a family farm operation by Camrose, Alberta. They manage about 9,500 acres planted to a wide variety of crops including wheat, canola, barley, pulses and flax. The also have a small beef cattle herd to make the best use of land not suitable for crop production.  He holds a BSc in Medical Laboratory Science from the University of Alberta and has held numerous positions on a variety of agricultural boards including Alberta Pulse Growers, Western Grains Research Council and Alberta Grains Council.  He currently sits as a director on the newly formed RDAR Board (Results Driven Agriculture Research).  He’s always been driven to seek out ways to utilize data and research to improve farm production and push the boundaries of the farm’s potential. 

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